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Adrian Wojnarowski: OKC probed for deal w/ 7-foot Tibor Pleiss to join NBA this season, but Euro buyout too rich, sources tell Yahoo. He was a 2010 OKC pick. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
After a two days negotiation, Kostas Papanikolaou decided not to accept the offer of Houston Rockets and he will not make the jump from Barcelona to the NBA. As he recently said to Eurohoops, he was willing to make a financial sacrifice, however the offer of the Rockets just wasn’t enough. The NBA team informed the representatives of the player that the four million US dollars for next two seasons was the best deal they could offer and under those conditions, Papanikolaou will remain in Europe. EuroHoops.net
Free agent Joey Dorsey has agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Dorsey, a 6-foot-9, 275-pound center, will play a backup role to All-Star Dwight Howard. Yahoo! Sports
David 'Dubi' Pick: Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou is leaning towards two-year deal with Houston Rockets, I'm told. Twitter @IAmDPick
David Hardisty: Source confirms Rockets are indeed in talks w/ Greek SF Kostas Papanikolaou. His rights were acquired in the Thomas Robinson-Blazers trade. Twitter @clutchfans
Before the Washington Wizards traded away the No. 46 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, they received word that their last second-round selection — Czech guard Tomas Satoransky, who was chosen with the 32nd pick in 2012 — will remain overseas after signing a multi-year deal with FC Barcelona of the Spanish league. After playing with the Wizards summer league in 2012, Satoransky returned to international competition and has remained there, playing in Spain for what’s believed to be a more lucrative contract than what he would earn on a rookie scale deal. Washington Post
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